GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 24/11/2016

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GURUVAAR PRARTHNA – 24/11/2016

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Our Beloved Sadguru Sainath, please accept our humble prayers on this Holy Day of Guruvaar. Baba, tell us what is prayer? For us prayer is the cry of wounded hearts to You for healing, out-pouring from our hearts to You for peace, prosperity, health and happiness. You said Your treasury is full and You can give anyone what he wants. But You want to see whether we are qualified to receive. We are continuously trying to get that qualification with our sincere and continuous prayers and waiting for the outcome, please evaluate and grant us Your Awards at the right time. On this holy day, we start our prayers by reading your divine guidance from Shri Sai Samartha Satcharitra.

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If anybody approaches a Saint and asks for anything, a Saint first judges whether he is worthy of it and then grants him his desire accordingly.

One whose mind is engaged day and night in boasting about material achievements and seeking pleasures, for such a person the preachings of a Guru are of no use. For both, it is a sheer waste of time!

He who tries to penetrate the realm of divine life without the purification of his mind, his efforts appear like an exhibition of scholarship. It is all a futile effort.

Therefore, one should speak only what one understands; and should eat what one can digest otherwise unnecessarily there will be indigestion. Everybody knows this.

My treasury is full, I can give anything anyone asks for but I have to take into account the receiver’s capacity. I give that which one is able to receive only.

If you heed all that I have said, you will be benefitted. Sitting as I do in this holy masjid, I never utter an untruth ”.

When one takes a dip with full faith in the river of the nectar of the words of Saints, one is purified both inwardly and outwardly and all the impurities are washed away.

Such is the greatness of Sainath, which when I try to describe there is no end! How can I compare him, who is incomparable? He is reached through pure love.

He is a mother to all – refuge of all the helpless and fatigued – the support of those dependent on him, as is a tree to a creeper. He also gives a cool shade to those who are poor and helpless.

There are many Saints who have given up the world. They keep silent, living in mountain caverns in solitude, and only care for their own permanent good.

Of what use are such Saints who are only interested in their own good or only their own spiritual advancement?

But Sai Baba was not that kind of a Saint. Though he had no relatives, friends, home, wife or son, he continued to dwell in the world.

He accepted negligible quantity of alms from five households and lived under a tree, night and day. Setting up his scanty possessions, he taught the ways of life.

Such great Saints are rare in this world who after attaining Self realisation strive for the good of the people.

 

 

I bow down to Sree Ganesh

I bow down to Sree Saraswati

I bow down to the Guru

I bow down to the Family Deity

I bow down to Sree Sita-Ramachandra

I bow down to Sree Sadguru Sainath.

 

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Sarveshaam Svaastir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Shaantir Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Poornam Bhavatu

Sarveshaam Mangalam Bhavatu

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanteeh

 

-(from Shri Sai Samartha Satchrita, Chapter 17, Ovi 74 – 87)

 

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